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BLIND ALICE.



GooD mining, my youna fried! Amrry
Chritua, or happ New Tar, or at hleL
a plernt body to you; for houl I
hope i i, s t ib oa e feLtias wh
there is d.gewr of lem tbg rklm -
tur, that I bet loe to i arand me a
poup of happy daldm, &U the Uappi.
r having Amt Kitty to dirt their pk
to abow them the plaamte walus or,
whe they an tired both of plaiaxg ea
walldl, to sit with them by the Aresde
Md tdl them ome entetainlg tory. I
m never, however, entirely without ra
yen eomapeonm. I hasr always wit
me an orphan nioe-Haniet Armnnd-
who b about ten yea old. Her thb
ad mother died when shd wm quite u






innt, and she has ever drlo bMen to m
as my own child. Then I have another
nise-Mary xakay-Just six yeN old,
the merriest little girl on whom the smn
ever shone, who, s her fther lives quite
ner me, spends part-her mother ays the
larget part-of every day with me. Be-
sides these, there are Sun My and Lncy
Eills, who, living a net pretty village
near u, seldom let a ne day pas without
seeing Harriet and me.
I am the very intimate and confidential
end of all these little grl. To me they
Intrut all their secret. I know all the
pleasant surprise they intend fir each
other; am consulted n birthday presents,
ad have helped them out of many troe-
Uas, which, though they might sm little
to larger people, were to them very aeiom
adin. I encourage them to tell me, at
only what the my and do, but what they
think and feel. Sometime when they ar
a little fretful and discontented beaune
their friends have not done just a they
wihed, we t the matter over together,
and find that they have themselves bee





aBw A aOI. 1
unreaonable, and then the fretfauie
dimiad, and they try by a very p
manner to make amends or their her
thoughts and Uqjut felinp. If any o
has rally injured them, or been unknd t
them, sad I find them too angry eiely t
forgive it, I bid them put on their bonnet
ad we go out together to look for the
good-humour. Then, a we e the p
fower, sad inhale the sweet perafmel a
listen to the merry birds that hop aroum
u, twittering ad chirping, my little risd
forget to be angry; ad while I talk I
them of the god lather in heaven,wh
made all these beautiful and pleasant thinq
fr his children on earth,they fel me
love and thankfhlne to him, that It e-
eay for his ake eren to fogie those wh
have doe them wrong. Thee are Am
Kitty's lesmw,-they are eIms fhr t
heart, and ash as I hope all my reada
will be pleaded to learn.
The walk which thee little girls ad
but lev is to a small houe, about haflk
mPae *M ine. Small M iit is, t lode
pi MtU with its white walls, (it is frah






whitewashed every sprin) ad green hut-
ten its nest paling and petty lower-gr-
dea, peeping rom the midst of reen tree,
that any one might be contented to live
thee. In this house lvs a widow, with
one only child, a daughter, a yea older
than my niece Harrie I will tell you
their story, whikh I think will make you
fel almost as much interested in them a
we do, and you will then understand why
we like thm so well, and vidt thm s
acten.
About three yem rgo, my little friend
Sogan May and Lacy EUls began to talk a
great deal of a child who had lately com
to the school in the village which they
attended. They aid her ame was Alie
emtt; that her teachers thought a great
deal of her become dsh larned her @lean
so well, and that her schoohate load
her becae she was so good-humoured and
merry. She had told them that she ned
to live a p t way o and that her their
sad mother had left her other home in
consequence of it being so sikly, and had
come here because they bhd heard it was a





dMLUB AJdAL B.
healthy place. The gil mrid that Alir
looked very wel haU but that Mn.
Sott wo paei ad that Alie mid dh was
very oebn do. "A Itongr and da,"
thought I, the I must o to me he"-
and so I did, vry soon.
I found her a pleing, a well a a good
women, though hr ,mnd ad, e.*p
when Alies was with her, d the dr
wm happy nomgh. She told me that her
hmbamd was a earpater, and as he wM m
indstrious and homat mau, h had as
h work given to himu ha be o do
and wovld made memay emegh k r
thm to live on Tvy eomfrorsf hd he
not bee ao otae ill himn ad obiged
to pay m m k to thedotom who attided
his hily whhe ther wre il. Thin d
them ry par, but i was not bAi poor,
se maid, that mde her look aad el mr-
rowfl,-It w th the thought of three wat
littl babi, all younger than Alin, who
ad did and bon biured idd by idde
th green churhyard of the place fo
whih thy had moved. Thmn sh would
dhak berlt and my how very wraq t





14 BuLID ALIOC
was fr her to grieve so much, when God
had still left her dear Alice with her, and
he knew her babies wen all happy in
heave.
Ms. Soott was very neat and careful
woman, and poor as they we, she made
her home quite comfortable- great dal
amor comfortable than that of many people
who have more money in their parse, and
better furniture in their houses. Their
little courtyard too was filled with pretty
Swere, far Alice lored gardening, and was
ever so happy as when cutting her aeet
eartion and roeee to dream her moth's
pamur, and make noegay for her young
friend. And yet Alice was always happy,
and so you flt she was the moment you
looked at he. he w now a healthy,
Ate-lookig child of nine yean old. Her
vry eyeg seemd to sparkle with pleasure;
she never walked when she was alone, but
bounded along like a young fewn. Her
voie was very sweet, and was often heat,
when she was with her young companion
ringing out in a ay laugh, or when she
wa by herself f.ainma some of the little






hymm which he mothw had tauht hw.
Yet, py as Ali wsr he l-ghiS w
huded, he bonding itp bmmo aerti
ad noisemli ad he bright eym we M
of tea in a mmmit, if rh aw idtha he
father or her mother surfing fm my
oma. Wbm they Adt ome to th vil-
Ieg MH. Boou was nbje to vyM dis,
trIesmi attob of pain in the hed, ad
it was toahing to Me the plyMal Alls
changed into a qiK, watehh ae.
A ye hld paMed away, sd Mia. esM
was hilbiea aad happilr, and der lUe
Alis lihWl than evr, wh may r pl
in or village ad in the eokry emed,
sad apedmly mauy caildrn, bems 81l
with a vny daroms diseam, ald the
sarim ave. My little aims MHar e
em ofthk fat who hld it,d Mas mas
lM with it that we fmesd de aM dim.
As soo ahe W wda l emL t.o t l,
I took hr to he FI Hr, aebt
twomymile a 4fr Sa hngeef r. Whk
we hAt bom, Mr. ad Mn. Bntt and Ale
w till wll Allm, who lved BHawi
vny mh, wis lh gMrely to m he bdhe





1i6 LIED AUI.
she wnt away, i only to bid her good-by,
but I wold not conent for kar he held
take the disme. Her mother, howev,
ove her prmisaon to walk ot on the
eed by whieh we we to pm, and take
o look at Halet, a we drove by. So
whe we wer about half-mile from home,
the stood Alt by the rmdo-dd with a
beah ofd owa in hrha d. As we pad
sbe thrw the lowers int the marriage ad
allied out Good-by, ood-by I dear Ha-
rt, I hope you will cor beek soo, and
wdlL"
Imbed HarMit rom the pillow on whieh
she was Irini a orner od the caning,
to ti window, that she might m Alie;
ad a I looked at Alies red eheelk d
ilt ace m Md lively ai, while she
a htms by e aide of the mulage h a
w mIhls I Mt idder thn ever to m
es a pae ed weak.
Now, Jr Me ra md, if any of ye
have a mldrther sad ganidmtlhr, -d
we ewvr ope to viet thn mfter having
ba ill, you will hkw how very ad
HmBi'. s mad-ifcld and undmamil





UIND ALI0C. 17
weo to ber, el bhow aniem tie
were to aMi f d eamms r.
Hmr got wei very dowly, ld wi
ohdllbl r mo lbmew to be omxs eMed
to the oe, ad aftt to merpali. Ih
was goed child, snd ban s the M pW-
oetly, tWat when at the mrd of d wee
we were *bhot strag hms, b er rpand-
lbhr gart her hIfonkse, mUli
her qw d it a i Iibl. T'Is yesm w,
was a pe deal dt mome h r a Mb b4
mudMHi ls R bad mfd Ia half a-
at om time, shb wms qite wlM wV hi
light, thou g at ustk at" a -Wl t%
mvsy thing hr wbikh dle Id evr rw h
On foaebnMsm bhonrw shma e lwm
take t all to by os maeh b e w. 4i
s a lttle l wko hbad lbta i, -er
had Wbroe t wMlbr. Tho l ke
was dldrmal ed to ha, Ardt, i
by hr tLh mrot buMtea" ) ad
er see,k ed as her -* t aseM
dIM asof ia her w mild.
lDlng the Art part o her ride hbem
Berat talked tf mthin bat her 4
wIkA I .- -b .& I L -





18 BLID AIOI.
Mso as I gould. She hd not yet decided
what would be the prettiet an fhr it,
or th most booming colou for its dreis,
wn we topped at a rimnd's hom about
ig0M milk from our home, where we w
to ret for two or three hbos He there
was vey clever girl, a litl older tbha
Hrret, who bought oat ll her books
md top to same her. Auog the books
wm sm el of those nie little volumes,
ail the Bore' ad Girl' Idary, whieh
'IRei t bad naver iad. The little girl
haed to lead thm to her, ed I called
er to take ome them, a hepImned to
be vey omael of lt. As som as wwe
in thbo emae, HBalet ba e d m to md
rfoebr t t lith e book; aud dh wa
et aly mesh mused with it, but I wa
able t pil ot to hlr mm vew aMal
lmem it oelmLed.
We did at a ve at hore till aIr mm-
set, ad as eM s wa mah htigme, she
ms smna put to bed. Herw sm opeal
bteo li d I went earl in th wn-
Ig to se hbow be was. he was almdy
wake und gave me no time to speak to





3un1 AueB. 19
her, f, mas son a she mw she oeed
ot, Now, Aunt Kitty, I know what to
do with my mosey."
"Why, my low," aid I, "I thought
you wm goig to buy a doll with it,
Elim IreW', and you know I told you
that serh a doll would tab it al."
"Oh y, I know ll that Aunt Kitty,
but I've something a great deal bttr to
do with it now-I am going to buy boeb
with it. It will bbuy fve hm of the
Boy' ad OGrW' Library; *r, r ke,
Aunt Kitty," ahowig me the pire whihk
wa market n a lea of the book dh had
brought home the day beior "e hbme,
this only aoot two shili, ad I've
coutd, and there e re time two hil-
lapgs in my blt ser ."
"And e yoa ry aur," aid I, that
you will always lke the books bett tha
th doll, sad that when you hs finished
feeling them you will not fed sorry for
bing changed your mind?"
0h no! I am very me I sahrl ot, f
on knew I could aoni alay with my doll





90 ILml AULC.
I should moo grow tired of it, aad I Ilt
the other girls play with It, it would moo
get polled or broken, and I should have
nothing left fr my money; but it will
take me a long time to read through o
may new books, and when they get poled
or torn up, if I remember what was in
them, I shall Atill ha something fr my
gold piece. And then you know, Aunt
Kity, yo cannot play with my doll, but
ye cea read my books."
I wa alwa. gratified that my little bir
should wish me to aber in her pleauree,
ad o I told her, addig that I thought
her choice of books rather than the doll
wa very wie. At the end of the book
which Harrid had just rd, wer the
ame of all the volms of the Boys' aad
ar.I' Idbary that had yet been published.
Harriet turned to this a and bega to
show me which of them she intended to
buy. I told her, however, that she had
better not think any more of them just
now, and that after breakft she might
write down thr name and give the to
. -_ it ---w __ m_ l *_ ._ _ -_





11"P Allu. AI
seller nthe dty. In the mean time I
minded her that she had not t yeth-td
her hmavely Father for his kind am d
her while she was away, or asmd lhm t
bles her though this day.
I then lft her, a she wa dressed, ad
wet to the bMbrkft-pariour, Intemag t
put som question to the srrant who wm
thmr about my neighbors, wheh I had
no timto ak the venmig h be. Iw
heard vry d nw indl d. Them sm
told me that a geat many ehildr, alm
even som grown-p pomM, had died e
eart ever. Among the last was Mr
eott; and Alio had been near
indeed, wa ry ill. This nws made me
very sad, ad when Hariet heard d i
sh f ot both her go ldo ad the bows
it was to boy,whle she beed to go vw
me to w th desk child. As I asa
lon afraid of hr taking thb diM..se, t
pmem musmll have the sar l er but
meM, I conmited, and we se ot o at aon
a w had bresktd.
As we same in sight of the hoes, we
fud it looking ery gloomy. Theogh





SuLIND ALIC.
e morning was pleasant and the weather
rm, the windows were all loosely shut.
he little courtyard looked elected; it
a efll of weeds Alice's lowers memed to
ave withered on their stllks, and wanted
rimming and training adly. We did not
a reture, or heu a sound, ad eery
thing was so sti ad seemed so lifeless
hat it made me feel melsaholy, and Hr-
elt appeared a little afaid, for he drew
bloe to my ride sad took hold of my hand.
When we amn quite ner, I found the
ioor was 4r, ad we went in at oee
rthot knocking. The periomrdoor stood
en,and I looked in, hoping to nd ome
me then who would te Mm. Soott of my
ming, as I was afraid we might diturb
i by goh g straight to her rom The
ws no e in the parour, and bidding
Hriet wait there fr me, I steppd very
oly onto theroomdoor. Iintendedto
ktaok at this dor so lightly, that though
Kmn Sott might hear me, it would not
wake Allee if he were asleep When I
eame near the room, however, I heard a
lound like ome one speaking very low, yet





at whipewing. T door wa not atee,
and mery thing ws so quiet that I is
rtillandlised. I notoly ksw that
wu Alil's voles, but I cooUd Meves I
what ds mid. Her tomn w veTy hele,
a if from her own ret wekBs, yet
sdap,U tl thrt in wheih pmoe speak
who re MaItISed or ditsed. oe ap
pred, poor bild, to be both fbihtmed
an ddbimmd It msemd to me that db
wu compldihai to her mother of th dek-
m adl allae oarnd her, while e
mother di t awer her atl, bt mery
now ua thin mand e f ila grt pawla
*Mdtbr, my der moter,"l mid AM
"spek to me; ad ope the window
mother-p y otpe the widow me ge
m ome light. I am ealdn, mohU .-
am rshd, i is a dark u d til--M HIb
the sm ."
r a momot the chid was ialt, M
waiting fr her mother's answer; bat a
M one spoke to hr, hre eried out spin I
ill sharper tom, "Oh, moths, mothe
where a yout Wake up, nothw, a
mother, and opm the window, alet a






look mono only oen, o the bled light,
sad m yoar Iw; sad them, mother, I will
be qWet sad go to leep, sad yeo may shut
it all up pila."
I bh a now to be quite anxiom samt
Mn. Scott, who I thought mat be ll her-
sil or she would or~ainy asr Alls.
Beides, I oold not stead the pswer hia'
dishes say luger, sad thlaa it would
be relief to her to hoar ay b y qpk,
I puha the door opma sd wept I,. T'
window was dh, as por AiMs sppeMl,
but ril these wa light Imeg for m to
s her ery plainly. Her he Was
wMts the pillow a whilh It wl bls,
sad her Iug sad thick deck heir lil senad
itin rest oahMon. This the tuer
she tl, made her lbok ver wild. Mmn
aft wms Famd- a t6e Ko d the bd,
her heads L de ove her. h l, ad
her hst was buIm d in the ~bedeths.
AlUl's eye ww opmed vry widely, ad
their look, together with whrt I hd hard,
old m e the pini th at eos. Alie
*a bli-perfo ly blind,-sn asfitioc
that smei-- uowm scarlet w. Ui





BM1U ALI 25
thi moving she had beea ithr oat d
her mra or s low and stapid Ae the
dibe that she did me om my thbg.
Bat mw she as better ad str Wer, ad
hbar head the doctor bd her mother
good mian, wh m he ae I to s h r,
she was bA priId by the llonC eoa
namd darke mad them hteed by her
mosh dhimes nd dibr. And poor
Mn. s t! sh hadl lam fmad hr her
dUhd's oy, u Alim wadld compln of the
duaham whr tLh bhed daylight wa
arend Ihr, md im that ds oool aot
m her motherW' e whim she s wMp-
iag O-r hr pillow, ar prmin her a
bid on her hotd Macbi hnd. Ba the
fmr pve Aies many mage hbudle, and
mileott had hope~ h this w me df
them, tll this moral, when the doe
o Lher st her Wh ed o bld wu blid,
qot lk Uhd,d murt, feaned, I so al-

I e told you that Mn. ott h hbd
mq Mmows; that she hd beea slk aad
pir; had lo three wet chdren; and,
la atd wardm of all, her hwe d: yet he





mu m"Imv VuM.
had ever complained; she had always
aid, My lather in heaven lova m, a
he MM this mrrow will do me good, or hi
would nolet it happen to m." But shi
wa now wek and worn with gil am
hatiu, and when she fnt heard that h
wy, laughing Alice must now be always
darkne-tha4t she oould nmver agan s
the gen earth, or the beatifl fwmer, a
the bright dkm he had so loved to lo
npom-that, stead of ramng jumping
and daumq along, she ment m be led bh
other, or fel her way very slowly as
fully, dsh was o distrmemd, so ver
very ad, that she ad o power to anw
Alie, except by low mmans
Muah of what I have now told yem
head ferwards; but I aw anoug a
om to dsow me wba I had bet do. Now
I want my little red to mark what
my, and remember whenever say thi
happens to another which terrific or dh
trs the th they are not to run awa
fom It, but to try to do something to =
moe it. It no doubt make you f#dl v
bdly to m another ufferig, but the ye





BLID AuICO. 27
know they fee a great deal wor than you
do, ad if you will only think mo of them
than of yourel you will gomally nad
something you can do to help them.
As soom a I sw how thing were with
Mn. Sott and poor Alice, I id to Mn.
Sco in a cheerful ad quiet a manner as
pos ble, "How dye do, Mr ScottI I
hv esclled to me how Alice ad you an
today, and I a very glad to e she is
better." Then going up to Alice, and tak-
iag her hand, I mid, "I ros, my dear
ittle girl, that you ae getti. well aaia;
but you ae been very ill, amd yoa
mother has watched by you m long that
Ae seem quite overooe with leep. Will
yes let me take can of you for a little

I poke very g and the ehild eemi
plaed to hear ay voice beMid her own
"Thank yo, ma'a," said she, "I will
be glad to hab yoa sit by m while my
mother reta, if you will ely ope the
window and give me ome light."
Her mother groaned.
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aB BLIND ALICI.
let you feel the breeze, and know that the
light is around you, but your eyes an weak
yet-o week that it would hurt them very
much--perhaps blind them entirely, if the
light fell on them, so you must let me tie
Shandkerchief lightly over them before I
open the window, and promise me yo will
not take it off while it is open."
In this I only told Alice the truth; for
I knew if there w any hope of her reco-
ering her eight it must be by keeping her
from using her eyes for ome time. She
readily promised what I asked, and I thei
took my pocket-handkerahie which was
Iae and thin, and puaing it lightly oer
her eyee, tied it so a to cover them with-
out pressing upon them. I then opwed
the window, and ae e heard me open It
ad felt the mbr s npon her, Alice said,
"Oh, thank you, ma'm, it is so plant
to know that the light is heas, and I ean
almost see it; but indeed you need not be
afraid of its hurting me, for I will keep my
eyes shut all the time."
The poor mother had by this time di!e
up from the foot of the bed, and was trylf






to be calm; but when she heard her little
girl speak in such cheerful tones, and .ape-
dally when she heard her my that she
could almost see, knowing as she did that
this was only a fncy which would som
pasm away, she was quite overcome, ad
bursting nto tear she hurried out of the
room. I thought it was best to let her go
by herself for I believed she would ask
God to give her strength to bear this great
sorrow, and I knew that "like as a father
piteth his children, so the Lord pitieth
them that fear him," and that he could
send into her heart such thoughts of his
love and tender care for her and her dear
child, as would comfort her more than any
thing I could my to her.
I called Harriet in to e Alee. They
were vry glad to meet, and chatted cheer-
fully together, while I moved about the
room, putting things in as neat order as I
could. Harriet told Alice of every thing
she had seen since she had been away,
which she thought could amuse her, not
egesting the beautiful wax doll, nor what
sh intended to do with it. Alice quite





ar BLIND ALICOB
approved of Harriet' intention to buy
books I ftead of doll, and Harriet pro-
mied that she would lead them to her a
oo a her eye were strong enough to
read; for Harriet never opposed that Alice
wa blind, but thought the handkerchief
wa bound over her eye because the light
pained them, au h remembered it had
done her when she wa ilL
After a while, Mrs. Soott came in, and
gong *aight up to Alae, prmed ber lip
tenderly ove the plaes In the haad be
hief which eowed those der eys, and
askd her gntly how he was now. Aliee
anwerd cheerfully, I feel a great deal
better, and ms glad to herr your ve aan.
You quite frightened me this m ing, deer
mather, when yeo would not spek to me.
Have you septt"
"Not dlept, my love but rted, sad I
too fel a great deal better."
"I am vry glad," then raising her nd
she passed it oftly over her mother's be,
saying, "I will be satisfied while I ean
bear you aad fel that t is y thgh
they will nt let me look at you.






Mr. Soott's Up trmbled, ad the tar
sme into ha y again, but they did ot
Um oa She kids Alie, ad the
tuning to m, thanL d me fr comfa
aer, saM akd me how long I had bee
t home.
"Only since yesterday evening," I r-
died, "Umd I bae mo much to tted to
Mre I shall al quite at haom, tht ao*,
* yom n able to com book to Alic I
mnit, I thiak, leave hr till to-momw
ut you are too muoh haiged to be li
ila withhar. I know good girlwho
will not aoly help yeo to do your wwk,
but whois o kind that she will tome ea
of Alice, ad mo oheertl sl piMant,tht
ie will ammo her when yaou mant be
ithher. I willtop at her bom my
way home, and mad her to yoe."
Se poor woa did aot speek direly,
but e a little while she mid,"I thik,
ma'am, I ought not to let the girl you
spakd come, for I am not o well ble to
poy fr help a I oae wr."
I will etle ll that with her" sid I,
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as *LIND ALI0E.
little girl he pay m for it, when he gr e
wel And now, Aliee, you will I ka,
member your ponies to me, sad nra
evn auk your mother totako the handLw
ehi off your eyo till ahe darken the
-oom this evening. Perhaps my de,
child, you may hare to be in the dark h
may day, bat we will do every thing we
an to hlp you to bear it patitly. IEr
rit wmil Ipd part every day with yw,
vad she c ra d r you till you waeb
to rd for yo elf again."
Oh, thank you, m'am, I do not thiah
I all mind the darkn at all, now, i
my mother stays with me, and you will Wi
Hut Com very oftea to me m."
SWel, my child, we will both ame to.
mrow, and now we will bid you good-by,
and I think you had better e till ead try
to sle, fr while you an m week, it i
not right for you to talk long without ret

Harrit and I then left the room, ad
wem followed by Mr. Scott, who tad
Alie she was going to the door with -u
and would sm be bck. She opened t





i14ml ALIUL 33
door for us,and when we had gone t, sh
stepped out too and taking my hbd, she
thanked md spin and spin or the sem
fort I had give her poor blind gir, as sh
called Alie, whe ab was too m k*h stu-
nod, she id, to know whattodo. Itod
her I thought it was very lmpot t that
AliM should not know her misirtun tUi
sh was troor, hor fhr she would grim
Smuch a to mak hMr ll m in; Md *at
now, til tth doctor should thi it right
to tell her of it, I hoped Alie would sp-
pOe that the band ,ae the darkuss of
the maom, kept he berm eina.. "But,"
I asod M.. BetS "doe not the dotor
think something my be done to rsMo
herightr
"Nothing that I an do, ma's,' als
the poor woms, beginining to wae@ "sad
that's the wont put, ad the hadset to
ber;-though I try to remember that my
father in heaven nds that too. The
doctor y that in the city there are ye-
doctor,-he calls them ooulist,-who
know a great dal which he doa not, and
tt they might do her some good. But,





34 BLIND ALIC.
ab, m'am how am I to go to the city
with her, even if they would attend her for
nothing after we get there, when I we
more money than I an pay for a long
whe, without working very hard, ad liv-
lag myself and what's worn, making my
poor child live, on bread ad water."
I tried tomy something that might com-
fort this poor woman, but I felt it was a
vry ad cas, ad could not my muk.
e answered to what I did my, "True,
ma'am, tre, God will strengthen me to
bear wat only His own hand could bring
pa me. May He forgive my complin-
ng heart He has given me bak my child
fem the very gae of the rave, and now
He has sent you to me to be a kind friend
a my time f great trouble, and I ought to
el, and I will try to fe, very thankful.
Bt, good-by, ma'am, I hope to ee you
again to-morrow. I must not tay longer
now, for fear my poor child should want
me." o saying, she shook hands with
Harriet and me, and went into the home.
As soon as she was gone, Hariet, wh
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SUID ALICM. 3.
with a half-frightened look, firett atM
Soott, and then at me, aid in a low tone,
"Aunt Kitty, what is the matter with
AlUce What does Mr. Scott mean by
calling her a bnd gir Surely Alice
will ee again soon-will Ahe not, Aunt
Kitty t"
"I fear not, my love, I fear not-er-
tanly not, unlme M. Soott an take her
where she an have more de for her than
anybody hee can do, and I know not how
she will get money enough to do tht."
"Money enough-why, Aunt Kitty, i
Mn. Scott so very poor"
"You heard her y that she owed
money which ahe could only hope to pay
by working very hard, ad living ery
poorly. She ha no hueand to work er
her now, Harriet, nd Mr. Scott's and
Ale's illns must have made her peed
a great dea"
"Oh, Aunt Kitty I am very worry for
Alies, and if I thought it would help her, I
would"-
What Harriet would have mid wu hetw
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36 SIIND ALIOI.
girl whom I had wished to get to help Mrs.
Boott to take ca of Alie. I told her of
Alice's blindness, how anxious we were
that she should not hear of it just now, and
that we wished to keep her amused, as
well u to have her made comfortable. I
added, that I would pay her for what she
did, and then asked how soon she nould go.
Bight away, right away, maam Poor
things, and such kind and clever people a
them are too, I only wish, ma'am, I could
go to 'em without pay; I am sure if it
wasn't for them a depends on me, I'd do it
with all my heart."
I told her this was not necessary, though
it was very kind, and agpin bidding her
take good care of Alice, I sent her to them
while I went home.
Harriet was very silent during the ret
of oar walk. I did not ask any questions
about what she had been going to tell me
she would do for Alice, if she thought it
would help her; because, whatever she did,
I wished should be done from her own free
will. When we were again at home, he
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BLIND ACLIL 37
at down in one place, as if dhe wer td,
and Memed ery thoughtful; yet ds never
named Alice, which srpried me a little, a
she wau ooustomed to talk to me of wht-
ever diatr d her. In the aftemoo she
tried to amus hesnl bringing out fin a
book and then a toy from her room into
the parlour where I et, until she had
gathed together all sh had; bt there
seemed still to be something wanting, for
in a bsort time the books wer laid ade,
the tos pshed away, &ad Hariet, apa-
rently getting them, galn ats she had
done in the morning, quiet and thought.
Aer it began to grow dark, he caied
hr books and toy beck to her reomoad
emne and seated herself at my eet As
the weather as warm, we had noihts
n the parlor, and the hall light just let
s me where objects stood, but was ot
bright enough to show us very plainly
what they we.
U Ant Kitty," mid Harriet, "can Ale
M no moe plainly than we do now, whem
thee i no eight in the room"
a WA ial.1w nw t-m Lw "re mat. u





38 BLIND ALICE.
a little. She an see no more than you
an of a dark night, when you wake up at
midnight, with your windows shut and
your curtains down."
She was silent a few minutes, and then
said, "It must be a dreadful thing, Aunt
Kitty, to be blind."
"Yes, my dear Harriet," mid I, "it must
be a dreadful thing--nd I far neither
you nor I have been thankful enough to
Oud for having you fom rnu an a fliction,
when you got well of the same disease
which has made Alice blind. When you
pray for your little friend to-nght my
love, do not forget how much reason you
have to be thankful that you can see."
Harriet did not ay any thing more, but
he laid he head on my lap, and I heard
her ob once or twice.
It wa now getting late, and killing her,
I told her it was time for her to go to bed,
and that I would only sit up long enough
after he to write a letter to a bookseller to
whom I intended ending for the books.
Harriet was now standing by me in the
&l.11 -l.-- T IL.- ---- A- 1.-.A JL- --Al-t






and whoe I meatlaed the books, he
lookd as if she was about to peak, but
stopped hball After I had .add, da
sid, "Aunt Kitty,"- the stepped
apin.
"What, my lover" aid L
"Nothing, ma'--good night to ye.,"
and taki ha candle ds wet to ha
11om.
I wrote my ltar tad thn wet to
ain, nto which, you mat mber, I
hme told yo ber opmd. I t~md my
latch Try soAly, fh far of wa Mn Bar-
Het if she was alep; but as a I
ateed, she ald out, U amt riMel
dewr Aunt Kitty; please com hbr, id
lt ze qeak to yo"
I wat to har dirdy, kling what wa
the matter.
"I hne been waiting and ILsteolag
loM tim for you, Aunt Kitty, for the is
sething I wanted to ay to yoa, aad I
could not go to leep til I had sid I
hope yoa did not write the letter about the
books fr I do not wat thm now, Aunt
Kitty. I want you, if you pleas, to giv





40 BLIND AICIL
the money to poor Mr. Bott, that it may
help her to go to the elty and get ome-
thing done for Aloie's eyes."
My dear Harriet, this money is yos,
and you have a right to do what you will
with it, but I hope you have thought well
of what you are going to do now. It will
not do afterward to be orry you did not
buy the books you want, which you will
not be likly to get in ay other way."
"Oh n, Amn Kitty I do not want
thm nM w at leas, I doot want them
hall eM h a I want Alie to me again,
Amt thought very much about it-
imied Itmve."
SWhme I fit herd Mnr. Scott and you
talking this morning aad you mid Aliee
wu MUd,a4 mad M eoot wa too poor to
take hr to the god door, who might
do something for her, I nmnembeed my
gU piece, and thought I would give it to
her to help her, and I was jut gotng to
tell yeu so wh Betty Maelaurin came up,
ead yepu topped to peak to her about go-
ilg to Ma Boott'e ad then I could not,
yu know."






Well, but you uld Ive told m after
she bd gone, if you still wihd it."
"Ye, I know I could, but while yem
were talking to her, I remabered my
books, sad I allied all their nam over,
mad thought how Alioe would like to her
m rad them, til I wand them mor
than ever; and then I thought it wold be
a eat deal kinder to get them, ud Md
ome of them every day to AliU tm to
give Mrs. ott my momey, SiWh; 1oh
I think it s mc, wonld hb l her
at all. Beelde, Ant It, I l
aad my mncle and my mi
give Mrs. Soott a eat deal Q mear
than my half eriga, if it wrUl M
poor Allce."
And what smdo my lltle gddm
her mind-what made ert think th.
not be betIt"
"I do not know, Aunt Kitty; I ely
know I cold not think of ny thng bat
Alice all day, though I turi d eywy to
hqrgt her, and ery thing I looked at
mde me wd td, because Alie could net
s it too."





48 BLIND ALICO.
SDid my little Harriet never think
during all thi time, of that vere which
he learned from her Bible the other day,
which I told her would always teach her
what she ought to do for other, 'As ye
would that men should do to you, do ye
also to them likewise '"
Oh y, Aunt Kitty I thought of
that this eving, when you were telling
e what a dreadful thing it is to be blind,
and that I might have been blind, as well
asAlia, ad I id to myMlif I had been
blind, I wuld have thought it very unkind
in Ala *t to do all she could to help me
to m again; and then I felt as if I was s
tthat I could not help crying; and
you said you were going to write for
h boob, I wanted to beg of you not to
do it, yet somehow I could not-eo I only
bid you good-night, and came to bed."
"And what happened then to make you
ml differently Tell me all you thought
and felt, dear child, and then I hall know
whether you ar doing right now."
"Why, you see, Aunt Kitty, after I was
undresed, I knelt down to my my pyaer,






and after I had thanked God a you told
me to do, for my own eyecight, I tried to
pray that He would give Alleo back hen;
but, though I mid the words ov aad oer
pin, I could not fel a if I wa praying
them, for I kept thinking, Aunt Kitty, how
deedtful God would think me, to pretend
to ae so much or Alice's eye, when I
really cared so much moe about my books,
and then I remembered the little prayer
you tnaght me once, 'Oh Gd I I pray the
show me what ii right to do, and make me
lo to doit" A oon s I sid,' what is
right to do,' it cam into my had that it
wa right forme to do all I could fr Alee,
if every body els did evr so much for hr;
ad ew, Aunt Kitty, I wish I had a eat
del more money, that I might give it all
to her-end though I am just as sorry fe
Alice, I do not fel half o bad about her;
for, if we are willing to do all we can e
he, God, who loves her a great deal mor
thea of us, will certainly give herbee
her Don't you think he will

g et m love her a great deal moa






than we do, my dear; bat He is a great
deal wiser than we are, and He may ae
that it is bet for Alice that she should
continue blind, though it sems so terrible
to uL You must remember, therefore, that
Alice may go to the city and come back no
better. Should you not feel sorry then
that you had given up your books without
doing her any good I"
Harriet thought for a moment, and then
aid, No, Ant Kitty, for I should have
done what was right, and I could never
fel sorry for that, you know."
I issed the sweet child, and sid, "Dar
Harriet, always remember what you now
my. Do right, my child, and you will be
hMpp, let what will happen,- happier
thau if by doing wrong you could get every
thing in the word you wished for. And
now I may tall you that you could have
made no uee of your money which I would
have thought half eo good, or which would
hae given me half so much pleafre."
SI am very glad, Aunt Kitty; I wa
afraid at fint that you did not lk ne to
girn it away."





BLIND ALIOL. 4
"Why, Hariet What made you fee)
afraid ofthit"
u Because you did not talk at its as you
do when you are very much pleased "
I had a neson, my dear, for not eem-
ing very much plead until I had hard
why you wished to give your money to
Alice,-- very good reason, I think, which
it would take me too long to explain to you
to-night, for it is very late already fo sa
a little girl to be hitting up. Go to bed
now, and to-morrow morning I will tell
you all about it" Harriet went to bed,
and oon forgot her good intentions and
my good reamoi in a around sleep.
I danr my my little reader thought just
a Harriet did, that I did not eem at ate
a much pleased as I ought to have bees
with her kind ad generous feeling to her
friend; but if they will read the convers
tion I had with her the next morning I
think they will understand why this was.
I did mt wake Harriet as early as usual
the mextmorning, beasuse sh had been up
so lbate ght A aoon, however, a she
we d awake, she remembered our con-






vesation, and mid, "Now, Aunt Kitty, you
will toll me what you promised "
"Not now, my love, for it is late, and
breakat will soon be ready; but after
breakat we will go to Mr. Soott's, and
on our way there, I will answer your que-
tion."
As soon a we had set out for Mrs.
eSott's, Harriet again reminded me of my
promise.
Well, my love," mid I, "yoA wish to
know why I did not tell yon at onee how
much pleased I was with your intention to
help Alice. It was because I wanted Ali
to hear your reasons far doing it, and so to
know whether you were acting from an
Impulse r a principle "
Now my little reader are doubtless very
much pulled by this actingg from an im-
pule or a prindple" ad so was Harriet
too. he looked up in my face with a
very thoughtful air for a minute, then
shook her head, and aid, Aunt Kitty, I
do not even know what impdlm mam
or' principle' either."
"I did not expect you would, mu-kb;






UIsrD AJLCI. 47
but I hope to be ble to explain them to
you, if you will liten ery carelly to
what I am going to my. Persons an id
to act bom impul, when they re led to
do a thing fom feeling, without pausing to
ask whether the feeling be right or wrg.
Thus, if you wer eating a piece of eake,
and a very poor child should come up to
you, and sya she was hungry, ak you
for it, and you should give it to her with-
out a moment's thought, from a feling of
pity for her, this would be voting from im-
pulm."
"And would It not be right, Aunt Kitty,
to give the poor little child my cake
"Very right, my lova, and if you lad
asked yourslf what t was riht to d
yo would have given it, perhaps, Jut a
qoikly, for you know your Bible telk y.,
'Be pitiful'--'Feed the hungry.' our
fading of pity, th, was a right feeling,
ad your readlem to give your ake was
what we call a good impulse; but you
knew there e ome very wrong fteling
semh as m r, which sometimes makes
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48 BLIND ALICL
blow, to their brothers and sisten, or piay-
matee, who will not do as they wish. This
again is acting from impulse, though it s a
bad impulse. So you me, my deer Harriet,
as the betnatured people in the world
sometime have very wrong feelings, if they
are aoustomed to do just what their feel-
ings tell them to do, that is, to act from
impulse, you can never be sure whether
their actions will be good or bed."
But, Aunt Kitty, when I find out my
feeling is a right feeling, I may do jut
what it tells me to do I"
"No, my love; even when a feeling i
a right feeling, it will not be well to do
always just what it tells you, for a right
feeling may lead to a very wrong action.
Ymo think thi range, but I will tell you
a story which will show you that it some-
times is. A little girl was ooe aent by
a lady who was makns visit to her
mother, to a thread and needle store, to
buy a spool of cotton for her. The lady
had given her a shilling, which she held
arefully between he fger and thumb,
for fer of Ilinu it Another mid wh was





ULIrD AbIICU. 4v
passing aw the chilling, and wanted it very
much. Being a very wicked child, she be-
ga to ry, or at lest, to Msem to ay, my-
ing that she had just lost the only shilling
her mother hd, she was going to the
baker's to buy a loa of brad with it; that
they had nothing to eat at home, and she
wa afraid her mother would beat her when
she went back and told her what she had
done. The little girl who had the shillin
felt very ary for her, and oe6red to help
her to look for the meay. They did look
for it a long time, the wicked child crying
piteooy all the while, and saing that her
mother would ki hr, tl the other little
girl felt o grieved, that he gave her the
selling whih she had in her hea. Now,
a se believed the wicked child's eor, the
sorrow she ilt fo her was very right, ad
yet you ee it led her to doa very wrong
action-to give away what did not belag
to her. or did the wrong-doing top
here; when she went home, her mamma,
to whom she intended to tell all about it,
was gone ot, and the lady asking for her
cotton, she wao afraid to tell her what she





Ut? WhAZU AUtWJJ
had done with the money, and so she com-
mitted greater fault by saying what wu
not true,-he told her she had lost the
shilling. The lady thought her very care-
less, and thus she got blame which she did
not deserve, and ua she was really a good
little girl in general, she was quite miser-
able for several days about the story she
hsd told, until she summoned courage to
let her mamma know the whole truth.
Hen you see, Harriet, a very kind feeling
made this little girl arfry badly; but if
she had been accustomed, when a feeling
inclined her to do any thing to ask herdf
if it would be right, before she did it, that
i, to ast from principle instead of impulse,
she would have aid to the wicked child,
' Iam Try carry for yousad if this shil-
ling was mine, I would give it to you, but
it is not. You must wait till I have bought
the spoolofeotton I wassent for, and then,
if you will go home with me, I will ask my
mamma for another shilling for you.'"
"Now, Aunt Kitty, I think I understand
you; if I had given my money to Alice
yesterday morning, when I first hard she





SLIND ALICI. 01
wau blind, and befM I had thought what
as right fo me to do, I would have acted
from impulse, would I not "
Yes, my love, and though it would
have been a good impulse, and you would
even then have had more pleasu than in
spending it on ay thing that wa only foe
youmel yet I am afraid your pleasu
would not have lated log You would
soon have begun to think of your books,
and if other people ofIred to help Alie,
yo would have thought you had been very
foolish to give them up."
But I shall not think so now, Aunt
Kitty-I shall always think it was right
to give them up to do Alice good."
That is true, Harriet, and the bhppane
you feel in ding what is right, you wll
always feel; for that which makes yS
happy will not change; what is right to-
day, will be right to-morrow, and the next
day, and the next."
We walked on a little way in silene,
and then Harriet aid, looking up at me
with a smiling, pleasant fce, "Then, Aunt
Kitty, after all, it was not very wrong for





65 BLIND ALUC.
me not to give my money to Alice at
once r'
It was not wrong at all, my dear, for
you not to give it till you had asked your-
self whether it was right to do so; but you
might have asked this question as soon as
you felt orry for Alice, and then you
would have done in the morning what you
waited till night to do, and have felt just
as happy on account of doing it. I would
be very story to have my little girl suppose
that when she sees anybody in distress,
she must wait a great while to think the
matter over, before she does any thing for
them. There is only one question you
need ask, before you try to help them, and
that i-What is it right for me to do t
Thi, you can ask immediately, and you
need not wait long fr a aanswer-eoo i-
ence will tell you very honestly sad very
quickly what is right.".
Now perhaps some of my little reader
may not know a well as Harriet did, what
I mean by conscience, so I will tell them.
I mean something within you, which makes
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BLIND ALOL. 53
ad children, before anybody else y any-
thing about it.
"But, Aunt Kitty," mid Harriet, "how
is my consienoe always to know what is
right or wrong "
"There are many way, Harrit, in
which conscience may learn something
about it; but the eadest and simplest way
of all i by reading your Bibl, and trying
to understand and remember what that
tell you to do or not to do. When on-
slence is thus taught, if it tells you that
what a feeling would lead you to do, i
right, yon must do it at one, without
thinking ay rather about it; aId if eon-
ience tells you a feing is wong, you
must try to get rid of it at once."
"Get rid of it, Aunt Kitty!" mid Har-
riet, with a wondering look, "how a I get
rid of a feeling "
"The bret way, my dear Harriet, i by
refusing to do anything it would have y.
Thus, if you re angry with an one, and
the feeling of anger would hae you my
mae of those hrd words to them which I
poke of just now, rfuse to my them, or ii






64 BLIND ALICE.
possible even to think them over in your
own mind, and you will'very soon get rid
of your anger."
Harriet did not ay anything for some
minutes. When she next spoke, it was in
a very low and somewhat sad tone.
"Aunt Kitty, I am afraid I cannot do
all you tell me, for I have tried sometimes,
when I have been very angry, not to ay
anything, and I could not help talking."
"I know, my dear. that it is often dif-
eult, but the harder it is, the happier will
you feel if you an do it. But, my dear
Harriet, you planted some needs in your
prden this morning, and watered them,
yet you know they could not grow any
nore than a pebble could, if God did not
mt life into them, and make them take in
he water and the warmth which will
noursh them and cause them to swell out
ad put forth; and so, after all the instrue-
ions which I can give you, or even which
ro can get from your Bible, it is only
led who can put into your heart such a
strong desire to do right, that you will re-
aiva thm inndmlaio.nn u tha littl aa.





BIDUN ALIuC. OJ
receive the water and warmth, ad pot
forth right feelings ad right action as
they put forth their green leave. This
you must ak Him to do. But here we
re in eight of Mrs. oott's, lowly as we
have walked, and you will not be sorry, I
suppose, to have such a very grve talk
stopped."
I am not glad to have you stop talking,
Aunt Kitty, but I will be very glad to ee
Alie, for I have brought a book to read
for her, that I know she wants to hear very
much."
I was pleased to sem, a I approached,
that the house looked more sheerfl The
parlour windows wer open, ad a we
went up the steps and pased through the
little porob, I saw that they bhd been
niely swept. The door ws latobed, and
on my knocking at it Mrs. eott herself
opened it for She emed vey gld to
se u, and aid Alee felt stronger and
better, and that she had been lookln, or
rather litening for s all the morning.
We wet directly to her room. There too
every thing seemed in order and looked






rery pleasantly. The mh was raised, and
the oft, warm breese brought to us the
sweet snll of the clover, a field of which
wa in bloom quite near the house. Alice
was sitting in bed, propped up with pillows,
and though still very pale, looked much
more like herself than she had done the
day before. The handkerchief was over
her eyes, a I had placed it, and I told her
I was much pleased to e she had not
forgotten her pomise. She smiled and
anwered me cheerfully, "Indeed, ma'am,
I hae been very careful to keep it. I
would not ask to take of the handkerchief
till my mother shut the window last miht,
and told me it was quite dark, and I tied
it o myself as oon as I awoke thi morn-
ing, though that wa long before daylight
But now," she added, speaking very hat,
as if something would ll of my attention
befre I hd heard all he wised to ay,
"may not I have it eo just for one single
minute I do want to ee the lover, for
I know it is in bloom by the smell."
"And I hope, my dear little girl, you
will be atisfied to know it only by the





IIND ALIC 67
unell, to-day, for it would be very impro-
lent to expose your eye to the light so
oon. Harriet has ome to spend the
morning with you, and you must ee with
e eye. She will read r you, and when
you grow weary of listening, she will tll
you how anything looks which you want
ery much to ne."
Ohl I shall like that, for then, Har-
rit, I can ee all that you saw when you
wer away, your randifther's home, aad
all the jbae that you passed on the
road, or you know you can tell me how
they looked, and then I shall ee them
through your eyes Will not that be plen-
anti"
Having thus satisied Alie, I posed
to Mr. Sott that we should leave the
children, a I thought Harriet would read
better, and Alie and she would talk more
freely, if we wre not there to listen to
them. I had another reo too, a my
little reader will presently e. I wanted
to speak to Mr. oott about Alie, to lear
whether the doctor had seen her after I
went away the day before, and whether he






M BLIND ALICE.
still thought that something might be
done in the city for her eye. Mrs. Scott
told me he had been there the evening be-
fore, when poor Alice thought the room
quite dark, and wondered her mother did
not bring in a light for the doctor, though
a lamp was burning brightly upon the table
near her. The doctor passed this lamp be-
fore her eyes, holding it quite cloe to
them, but she never winked. Poor Mrs.
Scott told me this with her eyes full of
tears, which streamed down her sheeks a
she added, that the door did not speak a
word, but that the mournful shake of his
head a he st down the lamp aid a plain-
ly a words could do, that he thought hes
child's a very bed case. The doctor' house
was quite near to Mrs. oott's, and while
she was speaking, we saw him coming
home from a visit he had been making
He was on hoebak, and seeing me at the
open window, he stopped his hore at the
gate of the courtyard to may that he waM
glad to see me at home again, and to as
how his little friend Harriet was, for Har
nvt. havin Mn h- T 4.nll -nn L-- ..





BLIND ALICL 69
very good child in her sickness, she and
her doctor wer very close friends.
Leaving Mrs. cott in the palour, I
went to the gate of the courtyard and told
the doctor I wanted to put ome questions
to him about Alice, which I would rather
Mrs. Scott did not hear. He very kindly
got off hi hore and eame quite near me.
I then told him that I wished to know.
from him whether there was the least hope
tat anything could be doe in the ity to
restip liee's eight. Looking ery gae,
he amwered, that he ws afraid not, but
as physiiaas, who knew more about the
eye than he did, might think differently,
if M. Scott w a little richer, or if he
wen rich enough to help her, he would
still advise her to go. I told the dotor
that I had ome friends who I thought
would give Mn. Scott as much money as
would take her to B, and pay her board a
leo as it would be neceary for Alice
to stay them, but that I was afraid the
attendance of these oculists would cost a
grt deal more perhaps than they could






60 BLIND ALTIC
"Not if she go to B.," replied the
doctor quickly. That, you know, is the
place from which I came, and I know a
number of physian there. To some of
them I would give Mrs. Scott letter, and
through them, the pious and excellent
Doctor W, the bat oculist there, might
be made acquainted with the case of our
little Alice. He would, I am sure, do all
he could for her without any charge."
I asked the doctor if he knew anything
of the institution for the blind in .t
"Yes, ma'm," he replied. "It s a
maot noble institution, and it manager,
Dr. H, the most beneolent of men. To
him I can gi Mrs. Scott a letter, and this
poor child will, I doubt not, have all the
aid which he can give her."
Perhaps my little read never had of
the institutions for the blind, and I will
therere tell them, tha there those who
are perfetlyblind aretaughtto ed, wrie,
sew, and do many fancy works, which
it would seem to us quite impossible to do
without eight. Now, you will se at ane,





*LIUB AI.UL. Ul
advantage it would be to her to be taught
such things. To sit always in the dark,
and be able to do nothing, might make
even a merry little girl ad, while even
blindness may be borne cheerfully when
the blind can be employed. Besides, Alice,
if able to do some of the works I have
named, might earn money by them, per-
hape enough to support herself and her
mother too; and I need not tell you what
a comfort that would be to a good and a-
tionate child.
Before the doctor left me, I asked him
how soon it would be prudent for Alice to
travel; and he aid, if she continued to get
better, she might set out om the following
Monday, as she would go almost all the
way in a steamboat, which would not a-
tigue hr so much as travelling by land.
He added, if by saturday evening I were
to get a much money for Mrs. Scott a
weld be necesary, he would have the
letters he bad promised to write ready fo
her, and we would then meet at her house
on Sunday, and tell the poor little girl of





BI ll ALUOB.


ia uame.
When I went back to the house, finding
[n. Scott still in the parlour, I told her of
hat the doctor and I had been speaking,
ad asked her whether, if she should go to
., and find that nothing could be done by
ie physicians there for her child's eyes,
ie would be willing to have her placed
r a year or two at the Institution for the
lind.
"Willing, my dear ma'am I" mid the
od woman, "I shall be thankful indeed
the kind people who gave their money
support such a good school, and still
ore to God, who put it in their hearts
, do so. I know it will be hard to part
em my poor little girl, even for an hour,
r she's so helpless, but I need not
nse far away from her, for I dare ay
can get some kind of work in B, by
which I can make enough to live upon,
id if she can't come home to me at
ght, they will, may-b, let me go to
e her every day; don't you think they
ill, ma'am 1"






I do not doubt it," I replied; but now
I will see Alice, and bid her good-by, for I
mut hasten home to write a letter that I
wish to send away this afternoon."
I entered Alice's room s I spoke, and
found her still listening to the book which
Harriet had not more than half finished
reading, a she had stopped to talk over
with Alice whatever seemed to her most
pleasant in it. Alice seemed so unwilling
to part with Harriet, that I gave her per-
mision to stay till evening, when I pro.
mised to send for her, adding that I would
call myself the next morning.
And then, ma'am," said Alice, do
you not think-" she stopped, and seemed
confused.
"Do I not think what, Alice-speak,
my dear child,-what would yu ask I"
"I am afraid you will think me very
teasing, maam; but I am so tired of the
dark. Do you not think I can take of the
handkerchief by that time 1"
It made me very lad to hear her speak
of being tired of the dark-so ad that I
could not answer her directly. Thinking





U4 BLIXD ALICN.
from my silence that I was displeased
with her, she burst into tears, and aid,
"I was afraid you would be angry with
me."
"Indeed, my dear child," Mid I, kising
her and wiping the tears from her face," I
am not angry, nor am I at all surprised
that you should be tired of this unpleasant
bandage, but you will not now have to bar
it long. Thi is Thurday-on Sunday the
doctor ays he will take it off altogether.
You will try, I hope, for the next two days,
to bear it as cheerfully, and think of it a
little a possible."
"Oh yes, ma'am I indeed I will,-I will
not ay another word about it."
And now, my dear little girl, I would
have you remember in all your troubles,
little and great, that he who send them is
od, your kind and tender heavenly Fa-
ther. Do you think, Alice, your mother
would willingly make you sufer pain 1"
"No, ma'am, I am sure she would not."
And yet she has given you, since you
were sick, very bad-tate ad sickening
medicine, and even put blister upon you,





*UID AmUO. 0(
which must ham divea you gat paa.
Why wae this "
"To ma me from bein more i4al
hain greater pain, ad to make me wll,"
mid Alice, in a very low voile.
"True, my dear hild; and God, who
tell u in the Bible that he lovau better
than even mothers love their own hdldnn,
never, we may be wrm, afn any paln or
trouble to ome upo a whls ib not to
Mav a from Som greater pia, to make
us better. emmber th, nd it will help
you to bear a g t many thig seily,
which would otherwise m wv7 heed
aad fret you vmy mu HMaei,
you not repet fr Alle them Iiem ye
learned the other day, called a conr-
matio between a mother sad her o
child "
As Alice looked very rave, I preed
her little had in min, and without
peaking went out of the room, HaErriet
lIean to reite the line whih I will set
down hee, a I think my little radeo
would like to ee them.






a0 BLIND ACIOU.


COVAXBTIOM MTWW A MOTHER AND
M ISK CHILD.


Mormn, we rmd te-4ay ye know,
Whre holy eiptu ten
That JmO, vwhm e lnd below,
Leotd lithe hfldr weD.

And ste ym tor m how his ward,
]ram Ah bad piete's power,
had hm, who Sr spoke, er hmrd,
Until tat med howr.

e to nardWsU Iaem d B,
Ih lio mn he qsee,
*s m Lum deg'--4bhe seamer mmied,
be bmad his voks ad woeke.
it- hI urt U o u d = b *s
a nM ee, bey, hloes tA siky
Them wh dM hbe t bab* da,
Aml why am I mllt


Whbm Mry walk'd with mter lat,
e imw S a e lower,
nopf Hits hmed aud Mhun has
With her ardM bower.






WuD AIiI. 67'
To a m te mWy removl
Was A.~ blooms h a briwk;
o r uM M hss ea r 10-4
And bore f Mrty blht.

AaLd Lhoh, my dld, I uamot trll
Why 7"t be 1ves o. Io ,
As I a seo hb loves you well,
I doea e t atbe wlll,
At th bet tlm, bhal mevy poal,
And mar m MYar wUn pa.L

The lettr whih I hld told MI. lMo I
widrhd to mid off that aftersso w to
Buriane' g'srdtMr, to lwhn 2-atI
writing about AllM; ir Le war a vyc
kid good men,, ad was, ahws9p ,Al B
tod of thol who watad, i"n to -la
my thing to g&. He Ai, ,.mt, t
make a vil stooe, b~t I t' s nIL
tht it woald be so MMO tLe k. Hew-
nwr, about an hoar sAlr I ald moe bhom,
wbh I bad wsitta, saA jtd a I wM l-
iBr msy latt, ar eii dn.t theo door,
id he alighted fren it. As I knaw he
wrold tay with = two or thi- do4 I
&- 1 6- 6- -16 J A111 U- .





s8 BLU1D AULao
ring to wait till Hariet esm home in the
evening, sad m whether she would think
of interesting her pgandhthe in her little
liend. He had been with me about two
haurs when I sent for her, nd hbe told the
servant who went that she need not men-
tion his coming, fr he thought it would be
Very pleasant to ee Harriet' Aint joy t
meeting him, whn he so little expected to
onhim.
As Harriet came bo with the servant,
we oould now ad then catch a glmpes of
her white drm though an opening of the
4od, and wrle h wa i too f~ ofr to
diftgui the baee of per ea tting in
the padr r, her gadther moved away
Nmo ts window, so that sh might enot
him tilloh was qite in the prior. She
aem up the step, am thjouh the po"k
and to the parew door T quietly, and
rather dowly, a if dr was absost sorry to
come in; bWt the momet she mw her
gradfther, ds tbhew down the aowen
hae had beern pbehs, and pringhe t.o
ward him, was In his lap befor he aould
erea rie om hisr abir to meet her. avlo





BLIND ALIO. 8
ot, Oh, gudpap I Ilam sogd to m
yoa-e wry, my glA-amow glad than I
eve wa inr lil bern."
w*hy, how is thatr id h%, aiang
and kimug bh "I tholht my little p
was always am glad to oMd pgdppa'
ase could pebly be."
So I thght, too, but naw I am m
glad than e, fr I want sme ra
money,, vey, we muh; and I know ym
will give m so."
Mr. Anmd, ls r thlt s his -m
looked an at onea rvy pmv, nI mA, *a
-it isto g -t umyyer aIwgh-b ts

I mw he was nt ad e wd l w ei pm%'
he tmrad mide mhis ~s ae i nil
bth Lh sW im, and mon" *W t a ,
he out et hbl p. But us as to


ver mt, Oh M peltap I ysahkw
Im "heaysgladoas"yoe; butawlde
was Mt aom Mm o poo Alia."
"*o per Iarl Al id Mr. Amem
"that sal the ase," and daing her





70 SBUD AuLIc
lose to him asin, sad looking meh b-
tar matsed with her, he added, And who
is Alice t- ad what make her poor I'"
Alio* Why, do not you remember
Alioe Boott that I talked so muoh about
whnI wa at your hom t Do you not r-
mmber I told you I loved to play with
her better thanwith any of the grls, be-
am she was s good-natured, ad aer
was tried "
Ah I now Ithnk I do remmmber s -
thia o her. Aal is it beae she b so
plemat a plaulow, that you wish m to
give y ou M momy for her r
Oh ma, gpadpae --tht would be vry
fay," sid Harriet, laghig; but ih a
nte th was looking y serious sin,
md went on leaking more dowly-" Por
AUis's ba is deed; he died while we
were awy, and her mo r is ver poor,
nad Alea kee been ill; id oh, um da I
she's blind, quite biad,4 ad Dr. Franks my
Mbe mat do herny ood; but that these
an somr doet-y-tdoto -oulf--
is it not, Ant Kitty -in B, who might
do somethir for her. and poor Mn. eat





3Bfu AUoS. 71
ha not y mey to eary br the.
Now, randpap, wil you not give m
omefr her "
"H Bav you givn er MM yom a ,
BHarrie It"
Ye, pndpapam I ave grv Ikr dl I
ad; but though it wM a da le m, It
mot ar mogh for h, yo kmow."
Mr. Armed wms iWlt a tamte, md
thm mid, ".I amrersory, my dMrdM,
to diMpplant you, md ti mr Moy i
to bhp your l Ittk' Lild, inwhm
mnh dtatmrt; but wLted I dot II
jug spent aatSt deal d &Wma a s-
smt for yMu, m I sly kh now nem t
steo."
"-Bpst a Mre deal d amr as Ia .
Mt form repeated Bad, with a
-wing he.
Ye, my dm. I think Lxte pem
a rt Id l d moni to rpci r a lita
gll, d I hav jat gives an that Lr I
pmmsi tfr yoe Do jou min e d
llb poy ym M w at Mr. Lmewi homi
,m do you rsem Ibr thik Lg iagmLw
-wa hm I L v hm anw little %l hme





Ia IUam AllUlS.
dhew Mld a anr lht waxdl to pl
with in ti hom%, sad moad i ttl.pey
to ride when she went out "
"Oh, panapap l I kow tt utwwry
foolih in me, bat I remmbd it all-4th
baMtii pomy &ad alL"
Well, my dr, tht batifl pony s
now yow, ad will be hem this wrnio
with a now addle ad inb, hr al which
I Ipv, u I lmve jut told you, udite

"Oh, Aunt Kittyl" id Harriet, her
go bigh with jeo, *oly be, t the -
i li mth pmy:I ad hes agrtol tht I
ma vtMe him al by nyso -.my I not,

STe44 I bmght hib that aseeou, fr
yer at told me that s w.ald libto
bae you ride but careMd to put yor oin
Sher he Thish pooy," he sM, tarn-
i.Qtoa,"i-dp lhm m mmidi
wel 1 1, owl Ah'iI. the you ?atni
s ada belhbr him. IWde thel bsi
hi very dowly, mani mr hiw ome homn
a te nd, that he might not bhe uat
tim when he got b(eM, fr I thought





MiWW MMWi fe
Hawit would want a Ms to-merow
morning."
Y, yes der p adpp, that wll be
so plsnt, sd I cn Ad kim to Mrs.
Suot#'s, and let AMM as-d,gaMdpaps"

ad, "abaeManot him. I had lfgot
ll about it- now yao have not aly
money for her, what wi she do I Poor
AliOs I"
"I am very rry for her," id Mr.
Armsad,U" for it matbe a fd tig to be
bli. Had I hamd sao her t bis mom
ing I do not kmew that pw wold ham
got yeo pomy, fr a poIatnu at whoMl
hba o I stppod, wated him m mamh tha
hem aed to buy Lhim at ny
prim Howae, be l usw yWuiw s I
ohav a~riht to hm, oro the a ey he
would bin. I hop yoe wmi joym rid
him vr mh, and think at dear pma-
pop wsver yes rMs."
He kisd her spin, and put her dow
rMe his H. narrit stood beM him,
a srmild a Wtls at fnt, but ot so j-
fauly a she had done whom she fist head






d the pny. Afte a while hr emt-s.
nnm pow mrae d mMore sM isrim. e
ral minute had peMd,md hb gr audMth
and I wer talkinof something eli, whm
Huriet sid to him, ".Gandpp, would
that gntlman who wanted the posy,
ive you the whole dztem pounds back
paint"
"Yes, my lo."
"And would you give it all to Alle,
pmadpap I"
I should have no eight to glvw ay d
t, HrrMt. The pony i now yor, aad
Ashdd you ohooe me to sll him, the
money would be you, ad I abod ho-
tly py every penny of t to ye, Md
you oMld giv it to Alice f yN l m e."
Harriet w again ilnt f*r a miutds
two, and emsaod vWy ti htlM; thon,
miing her hed and putting her hbud nto
hr pda ther'e, M she sid, "QGrdpspm,
plm take popy bak, ad d me the*

Her pand r laid hi hand aeffual
sr ma he head, and aid, "OsAtA
my ehild, if you wish it, when I mamlt






-that will giv yo two aightos d a dl
tothdnkulit. Youb hv met sa poys
new addle ad bridle yet, and you may
-bsu your mind."
"Oh no, pandp&, I shall not dhu e
my mind, ifo I am su it is riht to do
without pomy myel, uad le Alie hbve
the money."
She looked at me au d maid thie and I
replied, "I m pleed that ou hae not
forgotten what we tald of this mora-

Posy amm, and beautil he wa, *mA
very petty wa th new middle mad brid
and Hma~ rodehim to Ma. Boot'a i
the morning, and hoam apgi., am wr
mUoh did sh y heM r iw id; yet *aed
aot change r mind, r we hr baM
thei r asked, o ath montan hbe .l4,
"Well, Hri t, doM pay o with m
wr with you t"h *as mw d dimi y,
"Uo with yo, andpap." Andwhm he
was brought to the door, all ddled md
ld for hi journey, mhr we up to
h, ad itroking his aek sLde, aid,
miliag," Good-by, my prey pey-ood-





78 BUND ALIO.
by; I eold Io you wy v ue but Mt
so muh u I love Aola.
o8 pony went on Saturday moing;
ad an aturday evening (for the getle.
man who bought him ony la T aebo ton
miles from s) ame the sixteen pounds,
ealoed in a vtey aetlomate note to Hwr-
rit from her gpmndthe. She memed
mer thaed of leading the no, or of ad-
miring the pretty nw bil that wMre n t
Whn sh g me these bilb s r Mr
eom, she bosed me not to my any thbg
mnt her in ting thm. As I alway
i'Bir to know my little girl's mu f
t dshe did, I asked, "And why, my

b'e lekrd eonmfed, beida d a good
,4 ,U 1id, "Aunt Kitty, do yo r.
whebr that lttle baby's mother
ommer, and I ogeed you to let
its ths, ard-eal-b, you
meneBr, Ati ~Kitty.
Yes, Hnamlt, I remember tha yet
rwl Vey admtriously at fit, md
aftmnrd, getting t of your weak, te
pow little babr wanted clothe rdly."





UN ALIua. 77
B Ant, A Kitty, that i nota. Do
yon not remember wht you told m w
the nma I felt tired so m 1"
I think I do; ws It no that y had
la t from a dbin fhe lpala, m that a
moan peple war thad od peiDag yw,
ou wee tid ofworking But I do t
m whyye pak of that now; whn yes
havm given the mM to Aieeo, you me
take it beck, so you ed Ynt be akfd of
dshafi."
No, Aunt Kitty, m of chba -t
let I could not tak it bok-b* -bM
you know-" she ieppti d hung.

SIf you did it fir preasm yoa
yiou Mih et so no wr etiw A

"TYe Amtl Kity, that ib f-em i
people knew t, I eUl int ta *ibM
that I was t dlng i to be pralsA in
how. I very hep, now th dear
Ab will have it, md I do not thiak I
m .r want to take it bek, or vnr be
s y ior giving it to her; but you told m





78 BMUD ALIu .
tr othd day, tht dobg ht was the
oaly thing I could be cartein of dawa
ben glad of; o I would nther, if yo
plans, you would not my ay thing about
m, uad thm I shall know that I haw
done it only beuse It is right and that it
will always ke me just a happy I
am now."
I wa too mueh pleMd with HarrIM'
tms to refae he request; a no one
but her gndfther, her grandmother, nd
my, never knew what she had don for
llee, tll now that I hae told it to yoM
whuM I would not have doe, did I not
fel nsu that aftr what I bave mid of hi
wbbos you would not, if you hold o r
meet he, pak to her o the MbjLt.
I wMe na to add four pound to Hler
riet's gif, and ao three wr twM ty pound
lor Mi. Set to being h with. It wold
oeet bhae t little to go to B., nad tis
world ae her to say theie quito loh
noaugh to learn what could be done r
Alie. Harre thought she would father
give her gold piece to herfriend h to
spend as she liked.





sUDa ALM. 79
On Sander amnmoo the doto ad I
M, m we had uaed to do, at Mr
Iot's. We aw her t an the pdWr.
gav her the money, ad the doota
mi his #ettrm r dyfr bhi, ad ex-
in ead very e Dlly to har what he
dhod hr to do. He had salrdy s t
y the msl a letter to his iter, who
ved in ., telling her of Mn. ott's
emain, sad nquesng her to look at
or m quet place, where dh mirt
Semeaply boarded, as er posblie to
he Intitntion hr te llnd, fr the he
hoqht Alilewould hvetogo. He now
pv Mrs. Soott, an a eard, his diser
as, ad the name of the plase whM
Ii lived, telling he to P the whom
he arived in B., and if his dar had at
baud a phle r her he was sure di
wml keep her at hr ow homo til di
lid. Having amrrnd ll theu thing
wiit Mn. Soot, we want into Alle's

Alloe was littng up, s ws so asxi-
ou Ir. oa r oo min and so happy a the
thLoht of seeing oe mor that Ihe hd





U UMLID ALIUO
quite a roy olor in he edmabk. The
door looked at IAr vb 7 dly, Sad MI,
"How d'y. do" to her, with a very oab
ad ind vals. Se seemd hadly to
her him-but aid vry quickly, with a
pleasant amie, Now, doctor, mnt I take
of the handkterhlf and Maled he
had to take ou the pin which fastend it,
"Not ye, my dar," mid the door,
takin hold of her had, "I Uwi teoyl
something to you Ae. I Lhe, Adietni
you ma gadng to be very much dibp-
pointd You bae ao d hor very bad
your ye mare. They gv ye ao pln,
mad thebeor you think the oP be
mecb the matter with tbhe;, bt, my
der eM,O those not th wiost ds-
oas f the ye which give the meat pin.
Y~e tk that only this Ibmdhmel
kep you rom aein, but I m a6id
khrt whe I take it of you will still
my dimyvry dimly hndd-- y,
l, I my as well tell you ll,--I f,
Sat at prmaeut at leas, ad pel
L many days to come, you will t -
t alL"





*UbAU AIhUU 01
As Dr. F~Bn q pok, ti m had
Ie &m All'I lip, ml the oidor fi
bhr dabislo tht whem wa dome, fa
rtad of the briht, hpampp o de had
whb we eam in, Ish wa looking Vr
pale ad vey ad. Slor meeme to lmn
farot-m the hmdk.he he whead
hau dow in her lap, d dsi did ano
speak a we. Bu th t docr a I wer
mek imaf hr ba, al Mn. Beertt'
trs il upan he hed ask rtool I-
ag onr tkh bak of her hair. AM
did aoe wep-iaded, h semd qit
atnad.
Aer awhile, li doeer M, 1AliNs,
this hMbdke l b of so to ym i
It met bo vmy w am maml aump--
abmd I d k It Idr
Her Hl mmod, -d m the to mp,
"' dir," but we coold Mseaedy b
hr.
Itw w tem Alloe kep htr
idML h a ftUU tiU, md them se l
m Md y, MAd taming thm wnl
ksll twh widowr, looked dwly sm d
the rem than sht them agli, with





a AU&LU AJLUAU.
Wing a wool. She son opened them,
ad looking towadI the doota, U, la
ow, teing voice, "Dotor, is it nlht r
"No, my obild, it is not mn thaa tar
lockk in the aftroona."
She w talent minute, then aid," Is
t cloudy I"
Ne Alice, the ma is bhini bghtly."
lbh was again till ao a little whil--the
eur began to com into he eye, aad
er lip quir4v vey much, speaking
amin, aw rid, A te windows bhut r
Tih dotor wain smweed her, "No,
there a op, and the mehrs nid."
Powo Alice covd he e with har
hbad for a scod, thebm crat ing O
her ar, and turning he hbed Maro
a i looking for sme oe, b ere m W-
fdUl, "Mother, o, er wbhe a* yar"
"Hea. her, my own dr child," mid
Mal. Soott, a comnla road to the .ide
to the eheir, sh put he arm around hr,
d dnew b head down upoa ha bosm.
Alke did not ey slood, but he tears m
ft, sad her ob we so dep, thbl
seemed a though he heart would bead





BLUD AIMOS. U
with thi great mseow. The doeo mid,
raly, to Mn. SeoUt, Pesde he to go
to bed, as oo as you an," and the both
he ad I went o or we knew her mother
would be her beet comforter.
Mn. Boott was to lave her hom at
te o'eloek the next morain, ad st nirn
Himn wvat over to my som parlta
words to Alie, ad I to reove mom last
dinctions fom Mr. Soot about taking
ae of the hou and furniture for her. I
could ee that Harrie wa almost afrid to
meet Alc, thinHkig dh mut be very
mi~oble now that her biadnss ws
known to her. But though hoe looked
m~aly, and traed sw with tear in her
eye when we Ir t spoke to he, she began
to talk with Harrie about he journey.
She seemed to hope to receive et good
from the phyioias in B, and I was glad
to fad that her mother had not tried to
dismurm this hope; for, I Mid to mtyse
if nothing can be dome for her he will
ld it out soon enough, and *vmr day
thal pss will help to prepare her better
fr it. She seemed mooh grtfied by





%t ~IBAM ALICU.
Haret's present of the gold plee, ad
when she bade me good-by, aid, "I thbk
you, ma'am, very much, for all your good.
ns to me."
Mrs. Sott, too, begged me to tel the
friends that helped her how very gsr ul
she wa to them, and how arnestly ds
would pray to (od to reward them foe ll
their goodness to her and her htherles
girl, I knew by the colour that emne into
Harriet's fce, sad the terms that sprang
into her eyes, as the good woman speke,
that he had heard her; and I was gd of
it, for I thought that she deserved to be
made as happy as I felt certain seh thank-
flness would make her, for her desire
to do right, and her readine to give
up her own pleasure for her fied's
good
After our friends were gone, I spent ome
time in giving directions to Betty about
the elanig and putting away things,
that dbe might leave the home in oder;
sad Harriet kept herself from being very
ad by working in Alie' garden, weedig
the beds and tying up the flowers, whh,






a I mi bde had beo ld dwia bhw
illeN to tall upon th pound.
Me. Sott hId promdrd to write to me
a am a the physiul bad decided
wht0 r they could or oald not b of ny
emme to Aios; and you my be am we
I l very aiousdy fb r her botur. It
agS hbout two weeks mAw ah had kl
u%, amI will oopy it irm ae nI am
a you will libk to e it.

-, July 18-.
Mr Dan AAxu,
Yoa nwo k id a tao fak -,e t
pm know whAt the detoe hr might
dthik f ny little girls eam, e I hmv
o y boe wait hr t he to uk *
their miad about it, beiec I wutao4 yo.
Yeuidar, the told anm wb* I Sit l
g a theyruq met eLLheLr. this
a M al, W4 'ma brt, Uwle be el4
wdi prt iaM Htd e s pgeainmuer. I
dmt kow, m'a, bow to tB ym the
a eam- that b in =y hark f6er to
Hm, ead them to yonu ad Dr. haHe d
l th other kid ands who ave held





86 RUND AUIO.
me through this afition. It is a muet
St m to fel that everything hs been d
for my poor child that could be done; n-
deed, I fear it would have broken my beat
to think that something might be don to
make her se agaln, and to feel that I muld
never get money enough to pay for that
something, if I worked till I w dead.
Oh! I thank God that I have not that 4t
berl
But I m forgettg allthi t e tm to t
you how kind everybody here ha been to
me. MW Pranks is the door's own alter,
I s mre, for she is jut emh another kind
md gesnrou peron. The steamboat did
net t et till it began to gow qgut
dark, amd I was very auh troubled, think-
g hebr I idoul lad my way up tphroh
the crowd, and fearing lt my little trunk
should get lost, which had all our dothe
Sit,r that if I we to aheut tht,
Alie wald get hart, whnm a ma eae
o beard ad aked for m He mid Mia
Freaks had sant him with a arriage to
bring to hr houe. It wams ahirea-







tM Ite Wt mb hwr w; bIt ie wm aot
lampeqay sat hriL W nastthi
ind 8MB had l to stay mher Iem
th fit night, aad tahe nt mralg towk
gta ai ina eantig to t~ plaM whv
r lhad got boad lr u Th wau in
a wy mst houms, Mal rith a dler,
go wvaia. Seb i ea darly, degl
Wmda, who sem to be pios, md i
v~y hLnd tor MIm Fralubnks t
r btherS kbttma sar b had wLatMan
an the tie me o d tr mk, and the
1mmb d at b home wve qbgiu t,
that the aton might know when to And
hUes.
The aMt day thiM doaton MM ad
BIrht wiKth thm a Dr. W--, wbo,
thrig e, hMK w k mn am t the s Me th
ay dothem. At ftnrmylittle ghei
vy aihy obrft h stm sooM to m
Ir; Mt they wre w e, d to hr, thi
dte o e mt had sd a auM amw. Ial,
m 'am, merybody is id to her, mdl 1
pek s olyt ud pitlftly to her,th k
ak mae tbe th tom am ats my eat,





88 SUJE AUlIo
go away to my room, and tha k God fr
all HBi ogeodie a thir to hr; fr ye
know, m'am, gooMdn to her chld, ad
th a poor blind child, too, is mo to s
mother than anything which people oold
do for her.
Two or thre day a4o Dr. H., who thy
my is at the he d tht Intitutiom Ir
th* Blind yoe tamk to am adbt, ame to
an gu he talked o gntly ad plr-
matly that Aie lod him at am. Bo
had mOe talk witthhe detom wh
they mao %ad thm heo ukd MeA if Ief
wold not lik to knw howi bi% Mldl%;'
who nwr hd mae at all, red,and wm
*Md awed, and told hr, if he would
Cme to hi hobe,h e woad teac wr
they tawmut md th"t a d wmouM
min them lanig thbe. Alieme-n
vry gd to har that he migtleh to
d, thtbe tfila nrw, ad me noa wi
dag nothi g tMl er eye a t wll, Ir
.rm kmn, m'arn, m we always a i-
tiod oiBod, Md it Mrim hor i"dly to
lltal dayle. She M ked, though, if I
colnd oome with her, and the ind gntle





uXD A4O. 8a
mra mid I might ornm with hw in tbh
morning ad bring he awwy in tb shfti
noona. Thi made my bhut jump or joy,
fi I W afrnid b w going to --y du
mut tay th dall the time. She wil
bein to go next Moday.
And now, mn'am, I must tell you somq
mon of Min Bn goodness. Sh mb
get mo smoM phl eMwing, d so mnmy a0
her friend prnmis to employ mn in thm
wa, that I hope I dhrll be "bl to live bi
m, madile; sad the, s-'m, I think
mayb I oaht to Md bak what mor
I hie 1k, to thma tat ws so pod a
tolh rv it to m. Willyoa pI me'm
to tell me if this w ald b eril IliA
begs me to oad herloveto be r triMad
Mis Bauret, i haer dtifutl mopits 1
you. Sn bid me tell Mimr Harl tht tb
ha set ent Mr godU iece yt. PlMe
n'We, to tell th* dotor hw kind hi
str hMs been to va, ad thbuk him 6L
alhl hs doM for us. I am said m'rm
I hve tiredyo with this long lettr;-
indeed, when I b an to writeI oould a





90 BLIND ALIOG.
has ben shown to me. God bless you,
m'amu, rays,
Yours, very thankfully,
MArTHA SBorT.

Mrs. oSott was told that those who had
given her the money would not have any
of it returned, ad she then, I afterward
found, paid every one in our rile, to
whom she owed anything, saying, tat
though they had told her to make herself
say, she could not be my while she w
in debt to those who, she knne needed
the money.
In a few months after he went to the
titntinon for the Blind, Alice wrote a
letter to Hariet, and fom that time they
wrote to eaeh other as often as one in a
moth. It ha been now about three
months sinoe Dr. Franks, who had been
masking a rit in B- brought Harriet
a letter from Aie, which ga her grst
delight. You hll red it hr yonmsf
mad then you will ee how much reag
she had to be pleaded with it.




NAIaD AliICu. L

B--, Apil 14,18
Duz HLmIT,
I am so happy that I am hardly
write, or do anything but tell rybody
ear me how hap I am; r when there
is nobody nar me, ei down ad think do
you and you good sunt, and Dr. Franks,
and &Bim, and Icy, and everybody that
lr. at home Oh, HE nt, w are-
lag there-conga hmw moat wak-dear
hm It is the middle f Aporl now, ad
a man Sower will be opiin ,ad the
peach-tir and the a.*l4rm will be in
bloom oon, and te will look o beati-
fu. I camant them, but I ma ml
them, and hl then, ad think how they
look. Oh, Harriet, how mRsk bettr ff
I am tha the poo child who mr
did ms and who cann remember haw
sch thi looked But I ammot white
any more nMw,epto god-bre, fam ye
anStiomate Awuc.

P. L-I have seat the gold piemo I
will how you how, when I tome.





91 LSID ALIuC.
Mr. Scott sent a moema to me by the
doctor to uk, with many apologies for
troubling me, that I would get Betty
Maclaurin to go to her house early in the
net week, and put every thing in order
for her by Wednesday evening, as Ah
hoped to be at home meo time ia that
night. Betty liked Mr. Scott and Alie,
and as quite redy to do them kind-
mne; o, early on Monday movingg, she
was at wk, ad she word so ilrmtl-
edy in the hoem, ad Hariet indstri-
ely in Alie's garden, that before Wed
a ay inning, both house a..d gd
- t in perfect order.
Hariet's gmdmther had takes so mueh
atre in Alloe, that h had mid, when
se eam hem he intended to come to m
her; so Harrit fnd time, in the midit
od ll her prpration f or h ier il's ar-
rv, to write him what dqr dsh wm m-
pOted; ad .e Weudasem, aot ony e,
but hbr grandmother &lo, who seldomie l
Smm, ome to qnd a week with u. I
as not in the home when they arnvd,
and when I came in, Harrie t mt mat






Lh door blu I had sev them, ad vitd
mt, "Oh, Aunt Kitty I gfdpas's eom
ad gmlianamma too; and ly td
what they have brought me-the der,
pretty pony-u pretty M ever, with e-
ther beatiful new saddle and bride. Is
4 not good in them, and m I not a happy

Now, my little reader mut not muppe
that Mr. A rad had only made BHrl
bdeve that th pony wa sold, le he
realykethim foher. Oh sol Mr.A-
maod alws told Just the truth, and th
pony wasm sod-nelly sad truly sobd-4o
the gntleman he had spokes of who bil
bought him for his m. This boy we
gone to a school at a distanMe bofoma
home, and beide, he ws aew so good a
rider that his &thw thought hM aie
have a lner hore when he came bak, se
he wa not unwilling to let Mr. Armed
boe the pony sain, when he expreme a
ish for him.
Harriet wa indeed happy girl this
WedMeday evening, and still o hapy
as bhe when she set out, after an early





UW BID ALICO.
bekft the next morning, to ride on the
py to Mrs. Soott' As I tartd at the
*e time to walk there, and he would
a t leave me, she rode very dowly. If
any of you an remember some morning in
spring, when the air, though cool, had not
th lest froty feeling in it, when the pra
wasu frh and green, when the trees had
put out their first tender leav, ad the
peah and the pear and the apple blossom
lhked a if just redy to open, to have
rien early and walked or ridden out, while
te leaves and the blossom were still git-
torin with the night-dew, yo will know
hw delightful Harriet and I foud it. We
wet on, at a brsk pe for me, and a slow
eas for the pony, till we were in eight of
M. ott's house, when Hariet looked so
eaer, that I bad her haten on. As I
spoke, I oheruped to the pony, and he went
of In a smart trot, which oon brought
Bariet to the ate. I had then jut e-
teed the clear paee before the house, and
cmld ee and hear all that pased. Aie
wm standing at the open window, looking
healthy and happy. As the pony topped,






p eselld out to her mother, who seemed
tq be In ome other room, fr she spoke
Iqdly, "Mother, mother, hre is Mmebod
on honebk-it must be the doctor."
"N%4 Alioe, it is arriet," cried my little
niec, s she spmang hom her pony, without
much of the caution which she had po-
mied her grandther always to se in
getting down.
"Oh! it is Harriet" claimed Alie,
clapping her hands joyfully together, and
then putting them out to fed her way to
the door. Mrs Sott came from the next
room, and taking her had led her to met
us. The little girl were in each ote
arss in a moment, and any one who hed
looked at Alice's happy h, and her ee
bright with tender and glad deing would
never hae believed they aw a blind gir
Harriet told of the beautiful pony he
gmndpapa had broeht her the mevea
beore, and Alie paed he hands me
him to feel how mll he was and hbo
sleek and gloay his ides wer, aad pr
mixed that she would sometimes moaDn
him and walk him over to my houe wiit






Harri at et ride. Then they wet lai
the fowergarden, and Alioe exomal
"Oh, Harriet! how nicely you bare wesd
my beds and trimmed my owers."
"Betty told you tht," aid Harrie
"Betty told me who did it, but I kan
it wa done without her telling me, for
Mt them. I did not require to feel my y
cnthe and jonquils to know they were
bloom, for I melt them, and I know ae
eatly how they look. My roeebumshe, tee,
aid she, putting her hand on one, "ar e
bud; they will soon be beetiful. Yon e
Harriet, I love my garden, and an tak
plaur in it, if I am blind;-but com
into the houe, and let me show you th
books they hae taken the pains to mak
for poor blind people, and the diafe
kinds of work I have learned to do."
Alie took Harriet's had, and wake
with a quick and lively tep into the hob
When they had entered the door, she l
arrit and putting out her hands to
tht there wa nothing in her way, pae
mat the next room, and soon came a
again with her rms full. There were oa





UWW AUIW. v7
a how boots-I was Msy to m- few-
tbe& t wm mo lp tht a mld mac

them ao th, tU rshi oped em and we
Mw that the lett wie lug, sad m
ani fom the pap tet the hbime aci
feet their fa, sad the disti ish the
as rily as we can ditingeish the ltten
inadinuryprintingby isiatbhm. AliU
wm Showed m how thi ws doom, ir
po a her Sagr orv tr lihes H a sa-
ter an the pgF which sh had opeeAd,
she rd it as e oromtlyas s y bhmdy
hIe dom. Then truanig w* qalokea
os a ebo whiehrtood mr, Ashe U" 1*%
m amy werk." Ther we basteris A
had wiv, p1ar ea ba p sh had kal
te@, phi-him sad mseeleeeks whik
Is bled ewedras aly as poe e Full
oletai and as ha gaesAlo asemed
i swi tIh1 t*hime I a ena she*
Was et lo o happy in swlg, as R.
leS was n se them. HEaing ls
At tk hem y I wat lato tdhe AM to
mshow M uott w1e4 &om ode wem
platld. rom the pgrde I eai tidll






of RUND uUQS
hear and throv&h an opem wrn
whet wi polng in the prlor, and I ur
to* Dab RImteAf d iR the 60l1g9 of the
itthulerh"otto attend tother. I osom
W- )iawa that thaw Aid nvt think thal



























iom 0o eep & Woman-AMS op
IA L tA- AI J. AL- L.A -







am now, aU Uy Os my Munr ranUS
thought that Harriet hd made a folsh
choice, when sh gave up her pony to help
her friend, they will, I am nre, change
their minds, when they remember what a
sad homw this w at th time that Alie
Sbt came blind, and think that now, as
Har looked at Mr Soott's and AllM's
conteted, cheerful fces, and saw how
much her friend could do and could reaoy,
and that by her pleasant employment she
could not only support herself comfortably,
but help her mother too, she could y to
bher,-" This is my work-it is I who
.he made them so happy Who would
sot hae given the poay for sch a feeling,
ven though they had never got him back
tpin t
When we were going away, Alie very
desty gave me a beautiful work-bkt,
a very nest needle-book, and pia-ebahio,
allotherwa making. ForHarrietehkhad
now made a vy pretty be, ad hearing
that Mr. sad Min Armed wro with u
she selected a very handsome pure ad




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